While the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues, rocker Courtney Love suggested a possible location of the missing passenger aircraft and the Twitterverse was quick to pounce.
The flight, which carried 12 crew and 227 mainly Chinese passengers, went missing on March 8, and it has since been reported that somebody deliberately steered the plane off course. It was supposed to go from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, but never made it to its destination.
Now Love is suggesting a possible location for the missing Boeing 777. On Twitter on Monday, Love posted a satellite image from website Tomnod. The site enables people to look for clues about the crash and signs of wreckage while looking at satellite images.
Along with the photo, Love, 49, included the caption, “I'm no expert but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick.” In red, she marked where she believes the oil spots and plane wreckage is. '[It's] like a mile away Pulau Perak, where they 'last' tracked it 5°39'08.5"N 98°50'38.0"E but what do I know?” she continued.
â€” Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) March 17, 2014
Satellite and radar data have not given authorities enough clues to pinpoint the plane’s location. A U.S. official told CNN that it is more likely the aircraft crashed into waters “outside of the reach of radar south of India.”
Fans were quick to dispel Love's suggestion, with Craig Hobson writing on Facebook, "What are the odds thou tht it would land right next to a red sign saying plane let alone next to the arrow?" "Haha, at least we know of ONE person who still uses MS Paint! LOL" said Pop Crash. But some were more positive, with Kate Keys saying, "At least she's trying and cares! TOMNOD is encouraging people to go online and look around-that's all she's doing."
While the rocker may not have found the missing plane, her intentions were well placed. She told NY Mag’s Daily Intelligencer, “I hope they find the plane, I pray they're still alive, it's sad and my heart goes out to all those involved. It's the least I can do.”